Ma Nature Throwing Curve Balls For Thursday

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Mother Nature is having an impact on operations for Thursday.

A good chunk of the region is dealing with an ice event this morning as the system that brought rain and general yuck Wednesday evening continues its march through the area.

The good news, however, is that once it clears out, snowmaking temperatures will return.

As noted, operations have been impacted today due to the rain in some places as well as the icing event.

Those changes for Thursday include:

  • Timberline Mountain has suspended operations for today out of an abundance of caution for guests and employees. The West Virginia resort is set to reopen tomorrow.
  • Beech Mountain has reduced operations this morning to just Life 3 and Freestyle due to the weather.
  • Sugar Mountain has also reduced the trail count a bit.
  • Snowshoe mentioned in the morning report that they expect icy road conditions as well as potential impacts to lift operations. Ballhooter is unlikely to run if the resort is experiencing icing, but Grabhammer and the repositioned carper lift will be running for Village access if Ballhooter is closed.
  • Editor’s Note 10:30a: Wisp has announced this morning that out of an abundance of caution for our guests and employees, the mountain will not open for skiing and snowboarding today.
  • After closing at 6p last night due to weather, App Ski Mountain is operating on a regular schedule today. Cataloochee is also spinning lifts today.
  • Editor’s Note 9:45a: Bryce Resort has also decided to suspend operations due to the weather today. They will resume operations on Friday.

For the full details, be sure to visit the Snow Reports page.

Today is one of those days where I highly recommend being weather aware as things can change pretty quickly.

After all the yuck moves through, the mountain operation crews will have some cold air to work their magic with.

Brad shared his skier’s forecast overnight and it is perfect news for those heading to the mountains over the next couple of weeks as well as those of us hoping to make a turn or two before the holiday break.

Music to our my ears. Hopefully, we can get that storm system to help be the cherry on top.

Today’s featured image is by Kristin Skeweris up at Wisp. That is looking up from Squirrel Cage from the bottom. Mike shared a couple of photos that Kristin sent in yesterday.

It is always great to see your on the snow photos.

That does it for today, but until tomorrow, #ThinkSnow!


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